Did you guys hear that Josh and Anna Duggar, of fertile Duggar fame, are expecting their third child?
I am not above admitting that I’ve watched some hours of this family’s TLC show and that I may have watched the episode in which Anna gives birth to one of the first two. I am familiar with this family and I have some personal feelings about what it must be like for a woman to be pregnant for the majority of her adult life. However, I’m aware I am able to have those feelings because we live in a time when I can choose to use birth control to plan when we’ll have our first child, and while the thought of being pregnant for a cumulative twenty years does not appeal to me, I probably shouldn’t use my personal values to pass judgment on Michelle Duggar. To each uterus her own, I say. I have nothing negative to say about them (aside from very casually pointing out that it seems like the older kids kinda raise the younger ones, which is a little sad).
So, I harbor no ill will. Which is important, given what I’m about to say. Let’s study this promo photo, shall we?
At first glance, I impressed by the blue/gray color palette, how adorable their kids are, and Anna’s new hair. However, upon further inspection, I realized that they took this cute family portrait on what appears to be either the creepy front porch of a haunted plantation manor or the house where Boo Radley lived. Have we really gone so far into the shabby-chic, faux-rustic rabbit hole that people are abandoning rusted out cars and old wagon wheels and train tracks and are now just using dilapidated shacks as photo props?
If so, I have some suggestions for your next professional family photo shoot:
In investigating terrifying places (i.e. doing super in-depth research like typing “scary places” into Google), I discovered that simply Googling “scary dairy” leads you directly to the one place on Earth that used to make me want to crap my pants. As an adult. I was going to suggest doing family photos there, before I remembered that access was restricted last year and the dairy might not even exist anymore.
It’s too bad, really. It had so much character.